Garth C. Myers of Bella Vista passed away on March 12, 2012. He was born on Feb. 10, 1931, in North Hollywood, Calif., the son of Thomas and Mildred Myers and was raised in Southern California. He attended both Brigham Young University and Valley College and then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force at the outbreak of the Korean War. While serving in England, he met and married the love-of-his-life, Doreen Witt, and they had their 60th anniversary in March 2011. Following discharge from the military, he worked for over 25 years for Equifax Inc., managing offices in Las Vegas, Nev., San Bernardino, Calif., La Habra, Calif., and Santa Ana, Calif. He retired as a district claims manager and later took up a second career as a senior account agent for the Allstate Insurance company; retiring from that company in 12/94. He and Doreen were active in the Southern California boating scene and his boat was chosen to accompany the "Star of India" in San Diego, Calif., on its annual sea passage. Their boat was also one of six chosen to escort the "Tall Ships" in San Diego Harbor and later escorted the "Nina," a replica historical ship, into San Diego Bay. They moved to Bella Vista in 2004 and both were active in supporting the Bella Vista Animal Shelter and Crime Watch. Garth was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Thomas Curtis. He is survived by his wife, Doreen; daughter, Michelle of Bella Vista; son, Steven of Cotopaxi, Colo.; a sister, Carol Warner and her husband, Fred, of Banning, Calif.; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren of Loma Linda and San Bernardino, Calif. There will be no services at his request. Memorials may be made to the Bella Vista Animal Shelter. Arrangements by Epting Funeral Home, Bella Vista. Condolences: www.eptingfuneralhome.webs.com.
Published March 15, 2012